The well-known iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch notation and tab editor Stave’n’Tabs is now available on your Mac. Simple interface, fast files’ opening, smart and convenient tools let you feel the atmosphere of the majestic classical scores, dynamic rock ballads or good old jazz. Support of the main musical formats such as MIDI and MusicXML allows you to easily listen and practice your songs and compositions created earlier.

Besides, the users of the Stave'n'Tabs for iOS can now work with their SNT Projects. The easiest way to do that is to open the synced files from the iCloud directory.

Begin creating music
• Start your new score from the scratch or with one of the two dozen templates
• Get inspired by famous composers in the Library
• Listen sounding and choose instruments for your parts from the list with more than 150 items (keyboards, guitars, strings, drums, percussions, etc.)
• Connect your MIDI devices to Stave'n'Tabs

Edit scores with Smart Contextual Musical Panes
• Enter notes with intuitive instrument-independent interface, Virtual Piano Keyboard or computer keyboard
• Explore and edit your score with sophisticated Piano Roll and Drums Editor
• Modify notes with dots, tuplets and ties
• Customize clefs, key signatures and time signatures for bars
• Change dynamics
• Switch between enharmonic equivalents of the notes
• Use customizable voices
• Edit tabs with Virtual Fingerboard
• Setup tunings with the large value of presets
• Use Scientific or Helmholtz pitch notation when entering notes
• Edit tabs with keyboard
• Diminish, augment and subdivide note values
• Transpose pitches by semitones
• Make your music alive with lyrics
• Input notes by Staff Positions

Manage compositions
• Navigate around the score with Tracks board
• Set the visibility for instrument parts in the score
• Select and customize horizontal, vertical or page layout for your score
• Find out information about the selected elements in the Status Panel at the bottom
• Save changes to PDF for Free
• Edit title and information about creators

Practice your songs
• Play the whole composition or selected fragment
• Customize metronome clicking and countdown
• Loop the playback of the desired part
• Look at the keys on the virtual Piano keyboard

Improve compositions
• Detect non-playable objects with red highlighting
• Use "Starred scales" to determine the chromatic scales most similar to the selected area
• Adjust the semitones of the selected area notes to the chromatic scale
• Customize the chromatic scale for adjustment

Work w/ different formats *
• snt - Stave’n’Tabs project
• xml - MusicXML
• mxl - Compressed MusicXML
• midi - MIDI
• kar - Karaoke files
• gp3, gp4, gp5, gpx - Guitar Pro files

* Stave’n’Tabs PRO (in-app purchase) removes all restrictions of the free version
• Saving to any supported format
• Editing of Music XML, MIDI, Karaoke and Guitar Pro files
• No watermarking

What’s New

Version 4.5.2

• Bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 4.5
• Added support for bends: rhythmic bends, grace note bends, prebends, microtone bends, and bend release
• Added Bends menu for choosing between various bend types, e.g. full-step pre-bend or half-step grace note bend or quarter-step slight bend
• Added Bend/Hold/Release item in the Note Relationships menu for smart input of the rhythmic bends, hold, or release
• Improved export to MusicXML
• Improved support for repeats in MIDI files
• Fixed playback issues
• Fixed lyrics input issues
• Stability and performance improvements
• Bug fixes

Thanks for your feedbacks and feature requests! They really help and inspire us on our way to the perfect and simple app that could become your true friend in the wonderful world of Music.

Have a good music making w/ Stave’n’Tabs!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Gman412 ,

Perfect for my use

I had looking an inexpensive program to do sheet music notations and i found this in the App Store while looking Sebelius. I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. Only couple thing like to change is having control over the size of the measure between bar lines, the number of measure per line and the spacing between staffs. Its looks a bit crowded, if there's a way to change this let me know.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks a lot for your kind review! The future version 5.0 will add support for system/line breaks and custom number of measures per line. Hope you'll enjoy it! For now you can use Layout Customization tool: App menu > Layout > Customization. Feature for setting custom spacings between staffs will be added a bit later. Thank you!



I play both Uke and Guitar and wanted to write my own music. This app is actually pretty easy, so far, to use. I love the playback feature and the general ease to use the app overall. The developer is supremely responsive which is always a plus. This app could potentially be a great rival for Finale if they keep working on it. All in all, for wanting to document sheet music with tabs, I consider my money well-spent.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thanks a lot for your kind review and noticing the problem with the strings! Sorry for that issue, it was accidentally broken in the previous release and will be fixed already in the following update. Thank you!

littlenephew ,

From a fingerstyle guitarist...

I'm enjoying Stave'n'Tabs immensely. In a very few hours, writing in tab has become very efficient, especially using keyboard functions and shortcuts. I work in a variety of alternate tunings, easily customized in the tuning pane. Since I'm primarily an instrumentalist, I use the lyric input to designate a piece's tuning (DADEAD, etc.), and also to indicate harmonics (har.) and other clarifying notations.

Perhaps upcoming versions can incorporate specific input possibilities for tapping and other techniques, but overall Stave'n'Tabs is by far the best app I've tried for my composing process.

I hope Ivan continues to develop the app, and extend my heartfelt appreciation for what he's accomplished.


Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you a lot for your kind review from all the Stave'n'Tabs team! We constantly work on improving the app and try to make it more powerful and convenient. We hope you will enjoy the future updates with added required features as well. Great thanks!


Ivan Korovin
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OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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  1. Pro version $22.99


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